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Brown, Cougill score 17 each as Green Bay downs Southern Utah 66-54

Alec Brown and Brennan Cougill scored 17 points apiece as Green Bay defeated Southern Utah 66-54 Friday night at the World Vision Classic.

Brown also had 13 rebounds and Cougill 10 for the Phoenix (2-0), who took control of the game with a 12-0 run that put them ahead 23-8 in the first half. Keifer Sykes added 13 points and Carrington Love had 11.

Jackson Stevenett led Southern Utah (0-2) with 15 points.

Green Bay shot just 37.7 percent from the floor but committed only nine turnovers and outrebounded the Thunderbirds 51-40.

Southern Utah, which committed 28 turnovers in a season-opening 103-65 loss to Gonzaga, had only 13 this time around. But the Thunderbirds shot 34.5 percent, including a 4 for 17 showing from 3-point range.